Welcome Summer!

It’s summer break! C’est l’été!

Merci, merci, merci!

Thank you parents and families for supporting your 4th graders this year. It has been a fun year, and we enjoyed getting to know each of your children. Here is a link to some photos from field day. Thanks to many parents and Mme Erinmarie for making a quick pivot to an indoor field day due to the rain. This annual event capped off a great year!

Moving on to 5th grade 

Teachers will send a supply list of items for your fifth grader to bring to school. NOTE: Ask your child if they passed on their current pencil pouch this year. We delivered all of their pencil pouches to 5th grade. This would be a great way to reuse materials & a little gentler on the environment and your wallet. Here’s the 5th-grade teacher’s website:

5th grade website

Not returning to Charlemagne?

If you know that you will not be returning to Charlemagne next year please send a note to Mme Bernadette at conover_b@4j.lane.edu so she can work to transition your student’s files to his next school.

Upcoming Dates

First day of school: Wednesday, September 7

Choir Concert Recording

In case you missed it, here is a clip of the 4th & 5th grade choir concert from last Wednesday.

Le français:

Mme Jana, French & Science kincaid_j@4j.lane.edu

It’s been a great year, and many great strides were made in French in fourth grade. Since we’re still recovering from the not-so-great Covid learning experience, please don’t let those hard-won advancements slide! Consider getting a French tutor if your child got a two (2) on his/her/their overall French score on the report card. Also, please see the links above for lots of FREE French resources. Make sure your kids UNPLUG this summer, connect with nature, and read! Have them watch some of the Netflix movies in French, and please peruse the above link, Le français, which has tons of free French sites. They change often, so please try another if one doesn’t work.

 

 

Mme Shelli, English & Math
hopper_s@4j.lane.edu

Summer Math Enrichment

Set aside some fun time to play math games and to read this summer.

Here are some videos demonstrating games to play that review math concepts – great for parents, tutors or babysitters to play with children.

Love Maths

                                           Maths for Kids

                                           Also check out the Math Tab on our blog here for more ideas!

Summer Reading

4J is encouraging at-home reading in a new Summer Reading Program. You can find out everything there is to know about this program and also the World Athletics Championship Oregon 22 youth program’s (WCH) Read-Athlon.  At this link:
Students who read ten minutes a day by June 30th & enter it in the online portal can enter a drawing to win tickets to the World Track and Field Championships coming this July to Eugene at Hayward Field!
 
Free books are available all summer long in Sora and at the Eugene Public Library. The public library has a summer reading program, too!

Interested in getting tutored over the summer?

Please contact Mme Jana if you need a French tutor. I have several contacts, and one is below:

Carrie Grabowski, our long-time 5th-grade French teacher is tutoring via Zoom. Please contact her at clgrabowski@gmail.com:
 
 

 

June 13-17, 2022

le 13 au 17 juin 2022

STUDENTS WITH MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL

If your child has medication at school, it will need to be picked up by June 17. Prescription and over-the-counter medications must be picked up by a parent or authorized adult. EPI pens and inhalers may be sent home with students only with your permission. If you authorize us to send your students EPI pen/inhaler with them, please email downes_j@4j.lane.edu. The school office will be open until 3:00pm on June 17, the last day of school.

Not returning to Charlemagne?

If you know that you will not be returning to Charlemagne next year please send a note to Mme Bernadette at conover_b@4j.lane.edu so she can work to transition your student’s files to his next school.

Upcoming Dates

June 1314 Students bring Family Story Projects to share in class. See English section below for a description.

Thursday, June 16 – Class party! Pajamas, pizza party, movie!

Friday, June 17 – Last day of school! Field Day – 11:45 dismissal.

Choir Concert

In case you missed it, here is a clip of the 4th & 5th grade choir concert from last Wednesday.

Le français:

Mme Jana, French & Science kincaid_j@4j.lane.edu

It’s hard to believe, but this is the last week of school! It has been a pleasure learning and growing with your lovely children. Thank you for entrusting us with them. I hope you have a glorious and restful summer.

All of the students have completed and presented their francophone country. Yay! The dodecahedrons and the research packets came home on Tuesday and Wednesday. Students did a great job, even though it was their first time presenting something this lengthy in front of a group. Please ask your children to present their francophone countries to you at home. They represent a lot of work.

Your lovely children have earned a big party from me that includes wearing pajamas, an extra recess, a pizza party, and a movie! I’ll help them choose the movie on Monday; it will be a Studio Ghibli movie. The party will be on Thursday, and there will be a few kinds of pizza and carrots. A great reward for a great year!

Mme Shelli, English & Math
hopper_s@4j.lane.edu

Review & Games

Monday, your child will bring home a stapled packet of several math review quizzes showing their skills in problem solving with four operations (+ – x ÷). These activities followed 2-3 days of review of each operation.

Report cards will come home Friday with your child, so be sure to ask for those, too. Note that some children will receive a “2” on the report card when they are still working on a math concept.  Others, may receive a “3” but could still use some practice in math areas. The # 1 suggestion I have for parents and students is to learn the math times tables through x12 this summer and to play lots of math fluency games. For summer review ideas, please check out the MATH tab at the top of this blog page.

This week, students will be playing a variety of fun math games to wrap up our year. Here are a few sites you might like to use at home this summer to promote math fluency:

Love Maths

Maths for Kids Youtube videos of games to play reviewing math concepts – great for parents, tutors or babysitters to play with children.

 

English:

We will finish a Social Studies unit, Oregon: How it became a state.  This week, students are creating Oregon history board games to play. They’ll play these on Wednesday in class and bring these home for you to play on Wednesday or Thursday this week.

HOME PROJECT: Family history stories

Due TUESDAY

To encourage students to learn about their own history, the homework for the last few weeks has been a personal history project. This can be as formal or informal as your family has time for, but the general requirements are below.

At home, talk with your parents about family stories. How did your ancestors or others end up in Oregon?  With your parent’s help, choose one of the following and be prepared to share it with the class:

I.  Make a family tree

II. Write or type a family story that is important or interesting to you. (Talk with a parent, grandparent, or another person important to you.)

III. Find out about a person in your family.  Why did they move to Oregon?

IV. Find out about someone in history (not in your family) who traveled on the Oregon Trail or who immigrated to America. 

This is not a graded assignment, but it is meant to be a way for students to connect history to their lives. Though students may create a product such as a poster or a report or interview, the evaluation will focus on how to speak in front of a group using eye contact and audible volume. If you have any questions or if you think your child will need support from me on this project, please let Shelli know (hopper_s@4j.lane.edu).

 
 
Interested in getting tutoring over the summer? Please contact Mme Jana if you need a French tutor. I have several contacts, and one is below:
Carrie Grabowski, our long-time 5th-grade French teacher is tutoring via Zoom. Please contact her at clgrabowski@gmail.com:
 

Summer Reading Program

4J is encouraging at-home reading in a new Summer Reading Program. You can find out everything there is to know about this program and also the World Athletics Championship Oregon 22 youth program’s (WCH) Read-Athlon.  At this link:
Students who read ten minutes a day by June 30th & enter it in the online portal can enter a drawing to win tickets to the World Track and Field Championships coming this July to Eugene at Hayward Field!
 
Free books are available all summer long in Sora and at the Eugene Public Library. The public library has a summer reading program, too!

 

June 6-9, 2022

le 6 au 9 juin 2022

ATTENTION STUDENTS WITH MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL:

If your student has medication at school, it will need to be picked up by June 17.

Prescription and over-the-counter medications must be picked up by a parent or authorized adult.

EPI pens and inhalers may be sent home with students only with your permission. If you authorize us to send your students EPI pen/inhaler with them, please email downes_j@4j.lane.edu.

The school office will be open until 3:00pm on June 17, the last day of school.

Attention:  If you know that you will not be returning to Charlemagne next year please send a note to Mme Bernadette at conover_b@4j.lane.edu so she can work to transition your student’s files to his next school.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, June 6 – Tie-dye day in 4th grade! Purely optional to wear any tie-dye you have.

June 614 Students can start bringing in their Family Story Projects to share in class. See English section below for a description.

June 8, at 7:30 PM –Canoe Island parent-information meeting via Zoom on Wednesday

Friday, June 10- NO SCHOOL for students as teachers prepare report cards.

Thursday, June 16 – Class party! 

Friday, June 17 – Last day of school! Field Day – 11:45 dismissal.

Visiting Artist

Cajun Fiddle:

We finished up the fiddle program with Kelly Thibodeaux, and you can click on the link below of your child’s class to see the group video of the swamp story.

Classe bleue 21-22 violon

Classe rouge 21-22 violon

Le français:

Mme Jana, French & Science kincaid_j@4j.lane.edu

•We learn to create an interrogative sentence using subject-verb inversion.

•We present our country to other students. We stand straight, enunciate, pronounce French words correctly, are prepared to share dates and statistics in French, and demonstrate that we know our country.

•We listen to other students’ presentations to learn about other francophone countries, and we learn to ask appropriate questions and to share pertinent and pleasant comments.

All the students in the blue class have completed and presented their francophone country. Yay! The red class still has six more kids to present, which will hopefully happen on Monday. So, the completed projects will likely go home on Tuesday or Wednesday. Students have done a great job, even though it’s their first time presenting something this lengthy in front of a group. Please ask your children to present their francophone countries to you at home. They represent a lot of work.

We began spring French assessments a couple of weeks ago, and nearly everyone has completed reading, comprehension, writing, and listening. We’ll spend a little time next week on the Speaking assessment.

Mme Shelli, English & Math
hopper_s@4j.lane.edu

Review Unit: Calculating with four operations

 Last week, students solved very complex, multiple step problems involving addition, subtraction, and multiplication. These were very challenging for all students! This week we continue to focus on multiplication and division strategies.  As we finish each section of review, students will complete a review quiz. Students will bring these quizzes home the last week of school for you to see what they have mastered this year.

English:

We are working through a Social Studies unit, Oregon: How it became a state.  Students read a text called Oregon Trail by Mel Friedman and this week will read a text about how the expansion of the United States affected indigenous people. As students read, they are making a U.S. historical Map & timeline and are taking notes. Later this week, students will create Oregon history board games to play during the last week of school to wrap up the unit. They’ll bring these home for you to play, too.

HOME PROJECT: Family history stories

To encourage students to learn about their own histories, the homework for the next few weeks is a personal history project. This can be as formal or informal as your family has time for, but the general requirements are:

At home, talk with your parents about family stories. How did your ancestors or others end up in Oregon?  With your parent’s help, choose one of the following and be prepared to share it with the class:

I.  Make a family tree

II. Write or type a family story that is important or interesting to you. (Talk with a parent, grandparent, or another person important to you.)

III. Find out about a person in your family.  Why did they move to Oregon?

IV. Find out about someone in history (not in your family) who traveled on the Oregon Trail or who immigrated to America. 

This is not a graded assignment, but it is meant to be a way for students to connect history to their lives. Though students may create a product such as a poster or a report or interview, the evaluation will focus on how to speak in front of a group using eye contact and audible volume. If you have any questions or if you think your child will need support from me on this project, please let Shelli know (hopper_s@4j.lane.edu).

Mme Lacey, our student teacher

Mme Lacey, our student teacher, wraps up her UOteach requirements and will finish her time with us on June 9th. She’s been a great help to our class this year.
 
 
Interested in getting tutoring over the summer? Please contact Mme Jana if you need a French tutor. I have several contacts, and one is below:
Carrie Grabowski, our long-time 5th-grade French teacher is tutoring via Zoom. Please contact her at clgrabowski@gmail.com:
 

Summer Reading Program

4J is encouraging at-home reading in a new Summer Reading Program. You can find out everything there is to know about this program and also the World Athletics Championship Oregon 22 youth program’s (WCH) Read-Athlon.  At this link:
Students who read ten minutes a day by June 30th & enter it in the online portal can enter a drawing to win tickets to the World Track and Field Championships coming this July to Eugene at Hayward Field!
 
Free books are available all summer long in Sora and at the Eugene Public Library. The public library has a summer reading program, too!

 

May 31 – June 3, 2022

le 31 mai au 3 juin 2022

Attention:  If you know that you will not be returning to Charlemagne next year please send a note to Mme Bernadette at conover_b@4j.lane.edu so she can work to transition your student’s files to his next school.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, May 30 – NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

June 8, at 7:30 PM –Canoe Island parent-information meeting via Zoom on Wednesday

Friday, June 10- NO SCHOOL for students as teachers prepare report cards

Tuesday, June 14 – History projects due no later than this date. See English section below for a description.

Friday, June 17 – Last day of school! Field Day – 11:45 dismissal.

Visiting Artist

Cajun Fiddle:

We will enjoy our final week with Cajun fiddle artist-in-residence Kelly Thibodeaux this week. Each class will have three sessions. Here is a link if you want to learn more about Kelly and his program:  http://lanearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/KellyThibodeauxArtOfFiddling.pdf

Le français:

Mme Jana, French & Science kincaid_j@4j.lane.edu

•We conjugate verbs in our writing and speaking.

•We are reading passages in French to glean pertinent information.

•We present our country to other students. We stand straight, enunciate, pronounce French words correctly, are prepared to share dates and statistics in French, and demonstrate that we know our country.

•We listen to other students’ presentations to learn about other francophone countries, and we learn to ask appropriate questions and to share pertinent and pleasant comments.

Most students have completed and even presented their francophone country. We will finish up this week, and projects will come home either at the end of this week or next. They have done a great job, even though it’s just their first time presenting something this lengthy in front of a group. I will be asking students to present their francophone countries to families at home. They represent a lot of work.

We began spring French assessments a couple of weeks ago, and nearly everyone has completed reading, comprehension, and writing. We’ll spend the next couple of weeks completing assessments in Listening and Speaking.

Mme Shelli, English & Math
hopper_s@4j.lane.edu

Review Unit: Calculating with four operations

The first two days this week, we will review addition and subtraction of multiple digits with regrouping (borrowing/ carrying). Fourth graders should be able to efficiently add & subtract any number of digits. Next, we will review various strategies of multiplying multi-digit numbers. Students should be able to multiply 4 digit by 1 digit numbers using the standard algorithm and to multiply using strategies such as using the area model for two or three digit numbers. As we finish each section of review, students will complete a review quiz. Students will bring these quizzes home the last week of school for you to see what they have mastered this year.

English:

Look for your child’s Mars science fiction narrative this week. Have your child read their story to you. Though the writing is not without error, students worked hard to use some of the vocabulary and facts they learned while reading about Mars to create a complete narrative. The writing shows what your child can do after self-editing and some peer review.

Over the next 12 days of school we will move onto our final unit Oregon: How it became a state.  Students will be reading several non-fiction texts, listening to a few read-alouds about the Oregon trail, and reading about how the westward expansion of the United States affected various people groups. As students read, they will record notes and will  make a U.S. historical Map & timeline. Students will create Oregon history board games to play during the last week of school to wrap up the unit. They’ll bring these home for you to play, too.

HOME PROJECT

To encourage students to learn about their own histories, the homework for the next few weeks is a personal history project. This can be as formal or informal as your family has time for, but the general requirements are:

At home, talk with your parents about family stories. How did your ancestors or others end up in Oregon?  With your parent’s help, choose one of the following and be prepared to share it with the class:

I.  Make a family tree

II. Write or type a family story that is important or interesting to you. (Talk with a parent, grandparent, or another person important to you.)

III. Find out about someone’s family history.

IV. Find out about someone in history (not in your family) who traveled on the Oregon Trail or who immigrated to America. 

This is not a graded assignment, but it is meant to be a way for students to connect history to their lives. Though students may create a product such as a poster or a report or interview, the evaluation will focus on how to speak in front of a group using eye contact and audible volume. If you have any questions or if you think your child will need support on this project, please let Shelli know (hopper_s@4j.lane.edu).

Mme Lacey, our student teacher

Mme Lacey will start to phase out of lead teaching this week. She’s wrapping up her UOteach requirements and will finish her time with us around June 9th.
 
 
 
 
Interested in getting tutoring over the summer? Please contact Mme Jana if you need a French tutor. I have several contacts, and one is below:
Carrie Grabowski, our long-time 5th-grade French teacher is tutoring via Zoom. Please contact her at clgrabowski@gmail.com:
 

May 23-27, 2022

le 23 au 27 mai 2022

Attention:  If you know that you will not be returning to Charlemagne

next year please send a note to Mme Bernadette conover_b@4j.lane.edu so

she can work to transition your student’s files to his next school.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, May 30 – NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

Friday, June 10- NO SCHOOL for students as teachers prepare report cards

State & District Testing

Most students have completed state testing in English and Math. This week, a few students who have been absent or who need extended time will have an opportunity to finish. Next week, we will wrap up district Easy CBM tests.

Visiting Artists

Cajun Fiddle:

We will enjoy our final week with Cajun fiddle artist-in-residence Kelly Thibodeaux next week. Each class will have three sessions next week. Here is a link if you want to learn more about Kelly and his program:  http://lanearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/KellyThibodeauxArtOfFiddling.pdf

Le français:

Mme Jana, French & Science kincaid_j@4j.lane.edu

•We conjugate verbs in our writing and speaking.

•We are learning to use the Internet to locate specific information.

•We are reading passages in French to glean pertinent information.

•We present our country to other students. We stand straight, enunciate, pronounce French words correctly, are prepared to share dates and statistics in French, and demonstrate that we know our country.

•We listen to other students’ presentations to learn about other francophone countries, and we learn to ask appropriate questions and to share pertinent and pleasant comments.

We have spent most of our time again this week on the Francophone country project. Many students have completed their dodecahedrons, and eight students have presented. Since I have so little EA help, finished students are helping other students cut out and staple together their forms. It’s really sweet to see how collaborative they’re being. 

I did sample presentations on Monday, and for those kids who are nervous about presenting in front of the whole class, I’ve got supports in place, and we’ve been talking about what those supports can look like.

The last French homework of the year is this week and following up from the prior homework where we practiced accent grave (è), this week’s vocabulary contains words that include an accent aigu. Accent aigu (é) only ever goes over the letter “e” and only ever makes one sound. Here is the homework:  vocab é mai 2022 l Vocab

We began spring French assessments last week, and nearly everyone has completed reading and comprehension. We’ll spend the next few weeks completing assessments in Writing, Listening, and Speaking.

Les sciences humaines (Social studies):

Any student who hasn’t yet completed the dodecahedron was asked to take the rest of the faces home to finish up in pencil. If this occurred, many students will be able to finish up the dodecahedron on Monday. We are shifting from working on the country projects to spending the preponderance of our time on presenting Francophone country projects. Again, this is the scoring ticket, which will be attached to your student’s research packet when it comes home. The maximum is 4 out of 4, and 3 out of 4 meets standards.

Geometry

We will wrap our geometry unit this week. We will build on our skills of composing and decomposing angles, analyze mathematical patterns, and will learn about different types of triangles. We’ll finish this week with our unit quiz.

Homework: No homework this week.

English:

Students read about the planet Mars last week. This week, your child will use the information they learned about the Red Planet to write science fiction narratives, pretending to be a member of the first team of astronauts to land on Mars. They will write about the difficulties they face and how they overcome them. This will be a multi-day process so that they can write some truly amazing stories. We look forward to seeing what your students write as they integrate what they’ve learned about writing this year with factual information they’ve learned from Mme. Lacey’s unit on Mars.

Mme Lacey, our student teacher

Mme Lacey continues to take the lead in math & English this week while Mme Shelli will lead all of the work around state testing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interested in getting tutoring over the summer? Please contact Mme Jana if you need a French tutor. I have several contacts, and one is below:
Carrie Grabowski, our long-time 5th-grade French teacher is tutoring via Zoom. Please contact her at clgrabowski@gmail.com: